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Management

Hongyan Echo Lu, Non-Executive Director

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Hongyan Echo

2017

Appointed

Echo has over 20 years of global HR, operations and general management experience.

Most recently, Echo was the Managing Director of Homebase Ltd as part of Home Retail Group plc. She has also spent ten years at Tesco plc in a variety of senior leadership roles, including Asia HR Director, Chief Operations Officer, China and Property Director, UK/Ireland. Her career started at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company, where she spent seven years in a series of HR roles, including two years as HR Director, China. 

Echo has previously been a Non-Executive Director of Dobbies Garden Centres and also served as a Steering Committee Member of the Trestle Group Foundation, a non-profit organisation which supports women-led businesses in emerging economies. 

Echo has a Bachelor of Arts in International Economy and Finance from Fudan University, Shanghai and a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from West Virginia University.  She is also a native Mandarin speaker.

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